Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Sunday it appeared the byproducts of a previous injury or injuries had affected Derek Jeter's footwork on the play Saturday night in which he broke his ankle.
Girardi also acknowledged, without verbally addressing it, that his 38-year-old shortstop had received a cortisone shot to allow him to keep playing after he originally suffered a bone bruise in early September. Jeter suffered a bone bruise in his left foot in Game 3 of the AL Division Series.
The possibility loomed that he would need surgery to repair potential ligament damage associated with the injury suffered in the 12th inning of Game 1 of the AL Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers.
A CT scan and MRI taken Sunday confirmed Jeter's fractured ankle.
Derek Jeter bone bruise at fault?
ESPN.com | Oct 14